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Lovers Key State Park

8700 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931
239 463 4588
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Parks
Activities: Birdwatching, Hiking, Swimming, Canoeing, Kayaking, Sunbathing
Description: You can swim, fish, bird-watch, hike, canoe or kayak at this park covering 712 acres over four islands.
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Atlanta, Georgia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed our day at this state park. We parked in the first lot and took the free tram. The driver was very friendly and knowledgeable. The tram takes you through a very natural area of the park. The beach had many seashells and was large enough to kick a soccer ball around. There was a gazebo for shade and... More

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Yorktown, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

This is truly one of the best-kept secrets in the FMB area. Admission is $8.00 per car load, or $2.00 per person for walkers/bicyclers. There is ample parking, and a trolley that runs every 15 minutes, although the beach is a 5 minute walk away if you park in the first lot. There are rest room facilities, outdoor showers of... More

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New York City, New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The beach was a long walk from the parking lot. They said there was a shuttle but we never saw it. The sand was all shell shards so walking was difficult. The rest rooms were way back near the parking lot and we're not well kept.

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Saint James, Missouri
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Lovers Key State Park has 2 miles of white sanddy beaches right at the edge. Wht a gorgeous place to sunbathe, swim or fish.

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Boston
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We had 3 days to hike and explore (then beach it) the Gulf Coast. On Day 1, we went to Sanibel - it was beautiful. On day 2, we went to Naples. eh...good for shopping. On day 3, we went to Lovers Key State Park. It's remarkable that heaven could be had for $8.00. We started the morning by hiking... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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7 reviews 7 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

One of the locals recommended Lovers Key State Park to us and was the best advice we could have gotten. $8.00 for the carload to get in and there was trolley service to the beach, bathroom facilities, a huge gazebo and a small snack bar selling ice creams, drinks and sandwiches. It wasn't crowded at all and we came back... More

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Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I have been to Lovers Key on several occasions. The island is three miles long, and the entire gulf front is a state park. It costs $8 per car load to get in. Once in there is a gift shop with snacks, drinks, and gifts. There are two options for the beach. You can walk across the bridge adjacent to... More

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Derby, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We have not visited all the beaches in the area, but this must rank as one of the premier beaches in the fort Myers area. Access to this state beach is from estero boulevard. Cars pay 8 dollars at a ranger controlled gate. The car park has good facilities including a shop and basic cafe, toilets and a regular shuttle... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Our family of 4 went canoeing all in one canoe. Mom and Dad paddling small girls sitting on bottom of canoe on provided cushions. We had a great time teaching the girls about the importance of the environment and the mangroves to the area. We were mainly searching for manatees. We found one small fast one on our way in... More

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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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68 reviews 68 reviews
31 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This is one of the nicest beaches I've been to, and I've been to a few! From arrival at the main car park, for the paltry sum of $4 you get to park all day - please remember folks that this is a state park and to pay $4 to park your car all day and use the facilities here... More

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